Wendy Burch is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and anchor for KTLA. With nearly two decades of reporting experience, Wendy has delivered thousands of live television news reports, from breaking news to high-profile court cases to star-studded red carpet events.

Her talents have taken her across the country to major television markets including New York City, Dallas, Denver and Phoenix, but she is most at home here in Los Angeles.

Wendy worked as a reporter for KCAL-TV and E! Entertainment in the late ’90s, and was a member of KABC-TV’s Eyewitness News team from 2003 to 2008. During that time, she received an Emmy nomination for best hard news reporting in Los Angeles.

When Wendy is not covering the news, she’s making news with the Good News Foundation, a non-profit charity she founded in 2007. Its mission is to bring together the talented women behind television news for the common good.

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in Good News Grants, scholarships and in-kind donations to a number of dedicated individuals and organizations who are making a positive and meaningful difference for those in need and at-risk in Greater Los Angeles.

Aside from her broadcast television career and her philanthropic endeavors, Wendy has also worked as a media training coach for professional athletes. She has exclusively trained some of the biggest names in the world of sports and has been hired to consult for some of the most recognizable sports franchises in the country.

Wendy, an adopted child, was born and raised in Salt Lake City. She graduated from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in broadcast journalism.

As a former dancer and model, she stays in shape (and sane) by practicing yoga. The current love of her life is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Sophia Loren.

Recent Articles
  • Fire crews drop water on a brush fire in the Sepulveda Basin area. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hot Temps Bring Increased Threat of Fire Danger to SoCal

    Residents are being asked to take precautions as rising temperatures bring an increased risk of fire danger during the summer months. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 31, 2019.

  • RVs are parked near Los Angeles International Airport in this undated photo. (Credit: Luis SInco / Los Angeles TImes)

    L.A. City Council Votes to Reinstate Ordinance Allowing Citations for People Living in Their Cars

    Sleeping overnight in cars, vans and RVs will be prohibited again in many parts of Los Angeles, after the City Council voted Tuesday to reinstate rules that limit where people can live in their vehicles. The decision extends the L.A. regulations, which had expired at the beginning of July, until January. Under the rules, people cannot spend the night in their cars on residential streets, or live in their vehicles at any time within a block of a park, school, […]

  • Gerry Zaragoza is seen in an image released by the Los Angeles Police Department and Officers take a man suspected of killing at least three people into custody on July 25, 2019, in Canoga Park. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Charged With Killing 4 in San Fernando Valley Shooting Rampage Could Face Death Penalty: DA

    A 26-year-old man suspected of killing four people and injuring two others during a shooting rampage in the San Fernando Valley made his first court appearance Monday, where he pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. Gerry Dean Zaragoza of Canoga Park is charged with four counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and a count of attempted robbery, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Zaragoza could face the death penalty or life in prison […]

  • Signage is seen at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) February 6, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    DMV Closes Offices for Real ID, Employee ‘Excellence’ Training

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles will keep offices close until 1 p.m. Wednesday in order to provide employees with customer service and Real ID training. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 24, 2019.

  • A rendering shows some of the planned renovations for Dodger Stadium in 2020. (Credit: Dodgers via Los Angeles Times)

    Dodger Stadium to Undergo $100-Million Renovation This Offseason

    The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their landmark ballpark. The Dodgers unveiled the logo for next year’s Midsummer Classic along with their latest modernization plans Tuesday for their 57-year-old home, the majors’ third-oldest park. “We want to stay traditional with regard to baseball, but we also want to have up-to-date renovations for the next generation of fans,” said Stan Kasten, the Dodgers’ president and CEO. The […]

  • An L.A. County Fire Department lifeguard vehicle is seen in a photo posted on the agency's Facebook page.

    L.A. County Beaches Reopened After Lightning Triggers Closures From Torrance to Malibu

    Los Angeles County beaches have been reopened after reports of lightning triggered closures from Torrance to Big Rock in Malibu on Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service had advised the county Fire Department’s lifeguard division to evacuate the beaches, Fire Department Capt. Eric Howell told KTLA. The division announced the reopening at 10:42 a.m., about an hour after saying crews were working on clearing the beaches. The county typically sees two or three lightning advisories during the summer, Howell said. […]

  • Traffic moves along the 60 Freeway in Riverside in this file photo. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    60 Freeway Closures Begin Monday in Inland Empire Project Expected to Be ‘Bigger Than Carmageddon’

    As part of a four-month repair project expected to be worse than 2011’s “Carmageddon,” nighttime closures will begin Monday on the 60 Freeway in the Inland Empire. According to a map released by the California Department of Transportation, the freeway’s east and westbound lanes will shut down weeknights in Ontario between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. from July 22 to Nov. 18. The lanes will stay open during the day. Weekend closures will begin on Friday: July 26-Sept. 23, except […]

  • The charred remains of a home destroyed in an explosion in Murrieta, as seen from Drone5 on July 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCalGas ID’s Technician Killed in Murrieta Explosion That Injured 15 Others, Destroyed Home

    The Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday identified a 31-year-old employee as the victim killed in an explosion that destroyed a home and damaged several others the previous day in Murrieta. Wade Kilpatrick, a technician who was employed by the company for more than a decade, died Monday after responding to a gas leak in the 23500 block of Wooden Horse Trail. The leak — which was caused by a ruptured gas line — ignited an explosion that killed Kilpatrick and […]

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    Hot Weather Brings Heat, Poor Air Quality Advisories — With Triple-Digit Temps Expected in Inland Empire

    Southern Californians are getting a muggy start to the week as high temperatures are expected to peak Monday, prompting poor air quality advisories from health officials. Valley temperatures will reach 98 to 103 degrees, dipping slightly Tuesday, meteorologists said. In central Los Angeles, temperatures will reach 88 degrees, the weather service said. Meteorologists had said temperatures would peak Saturday, but heat advisories have now been extended until 8 p.m. Monday. Areas under the advisories include the San Bernardino and Riverside […]

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